About

Orion drinking a tiny coffee.

Time Zone

Eastern

Twitter

@orionorbes

Email

orion@orionorbes.com

I’m a designer based in Vermont, living with my wife and 3 radical children.

“Graphic Design is my passion” doesn’t even start to describe it.

My earliest inspirations came from my family. My dad drew stunning anatomical pencil drawings, my uncle made oil paintings and intricate pen renderings of Victorian era folk and my godfather was one of the founding animators at Disney. Inspiration was plentiful.

But my interest in computer-aided graphic design started some time in the mid 1990’s behind the CRT glow of a computer running Windows 3.0. MS Paint. So much time spent in MS Paint. Also MS/DOS games. We also had a very screechy dot matrix printer. The kind that prints on paper that comes as one huge zig-zagging stack with perforated sides you had to remove.

It wasn’t long before I was printing calendars, “coloring books” and all manner of artwork involving some combination of text and images. At one point I had a notebook with my renditions of all the most present logos in my life at the time: McDonalds, Comercial Mexicana, TelMex, Sabritas. Something about encapsulating something big and complex into a simple symbol was really fascinating to me. The way particular arrangements of shapes can have meaning and permanence.

There’s a whole lot more to it than that, but “meaning” is the core of my approach to design. At every level  –from napkin sketch to release– I give my work the care it needs to ensure meaning is effectively communicated from one party to another in this rapidly shifting landscape. I derive a tremendous sense of meaning from succeeding at this. It connects me with my childhood inspirations and fills me with a profound sense of purpose. Some would call it my “calling”. Whatever it’s called, I’m grateful every day I get to do it.

But that’s enough about me, I want to learn about you. Drop me a line.

 

 

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“Orion started at Bradshaw as a graphic designer, but with his vast range of skills and exceptional talent he was promoted to art director and video editor. He was a pleasure to work with and a real asset to the company.”

FORMER PROJECT MANAGER AT BRADSHAW ADVERTISING. 2015.

RAIJA T.

“As a freelance Art Director for Bradshaw Advertising, I got to work with Orion and witness his design and production skills first hand. He is fast, organized and above all talented. He demonstrated a knowledge and curiosity about strategy and outcomes that most people in the industry don’t get until they have 7-10 years under their belt. In addition, he was easy to manage and work with.”

FORMER CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT BRADSHAW ADVERTISING. 2015.

SANDERS A.

“Orion is an amazingly talented, passionate art director who easily takes direction while ensuring assignments are on-time, on-budget and exceed clients expectations. He’s a team-player who’s personality lends itself to collaboration and creativity. Whoever is lucky enough to work with Orion, soon sees he’s a great talent and even better person.”

FORMER CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT BRADSHAW ADVERTISING. 2016.

SHANE S.

I worked with Orion at Stepping Stone School. The quality and timeliness of his work far surpassed that of his predecessors. Both his work ethic and drive are second to none. One of his most impressive projects was when he was the lead on implementing our new website. It was a massive success and was critical in helping us achieve enrollment gains. I highly recommend Orion and would gladly work with him again.”

ADAM F. CURRENT IT DIRECTOR AT STEPPING STONE SCHOOL. 2016.

ADAM F.

“He is incredibly knowledgeable in many facets of design and marketing. An absolute asset to the team and just all out joy to work with.”

BRANDY M. - FORMER SENIOR DESIGNER AT ILF,LLC. 2017.

BRANDY M.